MEL Jams - feat. Willy ARQ, Breezy, & More!

MEL Jams - feat. Willy ARQ, Breezy, & More!

Covenant, Genesis, Additional Support

Wed, April 12, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 18 and over

Willy ARQ
Willy ARQ
Willy ARQ is a rising Hip-Hop artist from Minneapolis. Willy chooses to unmask the harsh stories of his life using wavy energetic beats in order to connect with people universally.

Willy ARQ (Answers Require Questions) is a multi talented artist, entertainer and playwright from Minneapolis, Minnesota

Born in Guinea, West Arica, Willy is the son of Nehwon and Alexander. His mother moved to the United States at the age of 18 shortly after having him, leaving his grandmother and family members to take care of him. A civil war broke out in Liberia, where Willy lived with his grandma, causing them to flee for their lives in hopes of seeing Nehwon another day.

Willy moved to the United States, at the age of six and has lived in Minnesota ever since. While on the plane to the U.S, Willy was introduced to Hip-Hop. Jamming and listening to Lil Bow Wow's "What's My Name" turned into performing on stages similar to the one Bow Wow C-walked all over. Rap music was so engrained in Willy's mind, that he spent his time during lunch from elementary to high school rapping over beats friends would make on the tables.

With the prospect of selling out stadiums and becoming a world known artist, Willy took to many stages to showcase his talent. Talent shows in middle school, rap battles with friends, recording on rock band mics, open mics in Europe, and headlining shows at various venues in Minneapolis prepared Willy for the focused and driven life as an artist.

Willy has done great feats ever since he started taking rapping seriously his freshman year of college when he released his project "J-Term". On his way out of college this fall, Willy plans to release his mixtape "How To Live" inspired by the life of his late friend Tray Blair. Willy uses Tray's life to encourage him to live freely and show the world how he lives, not the other way around.
The group “Genesis” consists of two solo artists out of Illinois but are based out of Twin Cities Minnesota, Lyrical Calage (pronounced collage), age 24 and Twistbethename, age 25. They formed the group about five years ago.
Additional Support
Additional Support
MEL JAMS - Music Enegery Lyrics, Jams

A diverse lineup of acoustic, indie, r&b, and hip-hop artists to give you a full musical experience right in the heart of Minneapolis. These are young artists dedicated to their craft, and giving you the best night of live music you've had in 2017!
Invite your friends, and come support your local young artists!

Host: Willy ARQ
DJ: DJ Cali

Karin Canakes
Malea Bertsch
Gabriella Jacobs
Derrick Branch
Bakari Jackson
OT Swayze

Derrick Branch:
Karin Canakes and her band:
Malea Bertsch:
Gabriella Jacobs:
Bakari Jackson:
OT Swayze:
Venue Information:
The Cabooze
917 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55404